Dancer Giuseppe Canale in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud

Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

The Nutcracker

2022-12-01 19:00 2022-12-04 21:20 60 Canada/Eastern 🎟 NAC: Les Grands Ballets Canadiens

https://nac-cna.ca/en/event/30552

In-person event

Featuring the NAC Orchestra It just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker! Join young Clara in a fairy tale dream and travel with her through sparkling winter landscapes. In a gorgeous mansion where a grand Christmas Eve party is in full swing, an enchanted nutcracker turns into a valiant soldier to fight the treacherous Rat King. As an offering, the luminous Sugar Plum Fairy rules over a glittering ball, surrounded by angelic figures and greedy pastry chefs. Set to...

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Southam Hall,1 Elgin Street,Ottawa,Canada
December 1 - 4, 2022
Dancer Giuseppe Canale in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancer Mai Kono in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancer Mai Kono in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancer Andrew Giday in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancers of the Ballet in The Nutcracker © Vérnoyc Vachon
Dancers Chen Sheng and Vanessa Montoya in The Nutcracker © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Chen Sheng and Vanesa Montoya in The Nutcracker © Sasha Onyshchenko
© Courtesy of Les Grands Ballets
Family programming Dance Ballet with Orchestra Holidays
  • In-person event
  • ≈ 2 hours · With intermission
  • Smoke machine
  • Gunshots

Featuring the NAC Orchestra

It just wouldn’t be the holidays without The Nutcracker!

Join young Clara in a fairy tale dream and travel with her through sparkling winter landscapes. In a gorgeous mansion where a grand Christmas Eve party is in full swing, an enchanted nutcracker turns into a valiant soldier to fight the treacherous Rat King. As an offering, the luminous Sugar Plum Fairy rules over a glittering ball, surrounded by angelic figures and greedy pastry chefs. Set to Tchaikovsky’s immortal music, this Nutcracker fills the audience with joy and wonder with its grandiose sets and costumes, adventurous spirit, and magnificent dancers.

This year, NAC Dance is especially proud to welcome the stunning production by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens after a 16-year absence! The company was scheduled to perform at the NAC in 2020 to celebrate the 100th birthday of acclaimed choreographer Fernand Nault. Rediscover this beloved classic, which has only gotten more captivating since its creation. A real treat for the whole family. A touch of magic!

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Nov 28
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Nov 30
Dec 1
  • 7:00pm
Dec 2
  • 7:00pm
Dec 3
  • 1:30pm
  • 7:00pm
Dec 4
  • 1:30pm
  • 7:00pm
video: The Nutcracker 2019 by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
The Nutcracker 2019 by Les Grands Ballets Canadiens
Dancer Giuseppe Canale in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancer Mai Kono in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancer Mai Kono in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancer Andrew Giday in The Nutcracker © Felix Renaud
Dancers of the Ballet in The Nutcracker © Vérnoyc Vachon
Dancers Chen Sheng and Vanessa Montoya in The Nutcracker © Sasha Onyshchenko
Dancers Chen Sheng and Vanesa Montoya in The Nutcracker © Sasha Onyshchenko
© Courtesy of Les Grands Ballets
  • Artistic director Ivan Cavallari
  • Choreographer Fernard Nault
  • Music Piotr Illitch Tchaïkovski
  • Decors Peter Horne
  • Lighting Nicolas Cernovitch
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